ll get fitter and faster by breaking up fast running with rest intervals, because it enables you to do more high-quality running than only running flat out. After just a few weeks of speedwork, your maximal oxygen uptake will rise, and your running
Q I had a couple of years without racing, and then took up speedwork again 11 months ago. But even though Im back up to 40-50 miles a week (from 15-25) and doing speed sessions (typically 6 x 1 mile with four-minute jog recoveries, or 16 x 400m
Q How do speed sessions benefit me? I’ve tried things like 400m repetitions at 5K pace, but as I never seem to be out of breath at the end of the session, surely they’re not doing me any good?A Many people think that they only need to do interval sessions to improve their outri...
Are fast marathoners a breed apart, or can the rest of us be as fast if we work hard enough?"Are fast runners naturally fast, or can you teach yourself to be fast, through pure dedication and training? I'm a long way off a 3:15 marathon, but with a few years of hard training woul...
GETTY IMAGESWhether you're running your first 5K for charity, fitness or to support friends (or all three), read on for everything you need to know to finish in style.Training helpQ. I've never run before, how should I start? A. The best way to start is a little jogging with wal...
," says Brighton and Hove Athletics Club distance coach, Sam Lambourne. "The classic session is 8x200m and then a mile at the end - about three miles in total. That's a good once-a-week session. A classic club running session would be speedwork on a
with one or two other sports and watch your running performance improve too.TaperingWhat to do, eat and think in the weeks before race-day.Nutrition on the RunEnergy drinks, bananas, tuna sandwiches - what to eat and drink before, during and after a run.Speedwork
When you set out as a runner, you’ll find that you have many more questions than answers. Am I too slow? How do I get faster? What can I do to stop it hurting? How long will it take before I get better? And there will definitely be times when you think you’ll never find t...
Goal - Improve your sprint finishMany runners think a strong sprint finish is all about the end of a race. In reality, it’s more about how you prepare for and run the beginning and middle of a race. That’s because you have to have something left in the tank for the final stretch....
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